The purpose and intent of this policy is to implement the Expanding Equitable Access to Schools Amendment Act of 2020, granting at risk students and their families greater access to the schools that they want to attend, and ensuring that those schools are prepared to serve higher numbers of at risk students. Beginning in School Year (SY 2022-23, DC public charter schools may offer an admission preference to students who are at risk, with prior approval from the DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB, such at risk preferenceͪ shall remain in effect for five years and may be renewed an unlimited number of times, each time for an additional five-year period. This policy outlines the process and baseline criteria DC PCSB will use to approve schools to offer an at risk preference, as well as the standards for renewal of an atrisk preference. This policy also outlines how a school that has been approved for an at risk preference may seek approval from DC PCSB to discontinue the preference, should it choose.
At Risk Preference Approval and Monitoring Policy
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